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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB Shoe Cover

Pearl IzumiP.R.O. Barrier WxB Shoe Cover(Return to Product Page)

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Reviewed 7/16/2018
by Nicholas
Cycling Enthusiast
Cranbury, New Jersey
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Works very well. Kept me clompletely dry in thunderstorm

Used it during my bike ride across the US. Works very well & kept my feet completely dry.

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Reviewed 12/24/2018
by GDS PDX
Portland, OR
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Waterproof. Sleek. Enough said.

So many shoe covers are really just designed for cold. But in Portland, rain is a much bigger issue. Neoprene covers get water logged and super heavy when wetmaking an uncomfortable situation worse! But these lightweight shoe covers are waterproof (at least from the top) and stay light even when wet. I use them with summer socks (Rapha Pro) and my feet dont get cold even when its in the low 30s because they are also very wind resistant. The Velcro attachment at the rear may not be as sleek as a zipper, but they are very easy to get on and off while remaining snug and sleek like a road shoe ought to be. The only thing that would make them better would be a reinforced toe and some tasteful reflection on the back and sides. Other than that, no complaints.

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Reviewed 1/19/2018
by Gary
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Nice, but not waterproof

These booties are sleek, form-fitting, and aerodynamic. The double Velcro rear closure makes them easy to put on and take off. They are warm, and do a good job keeping the wind out. Keeping water out is a different story. They work well in a light rain or when the roads are wet, but they are definitely not waterproof. They will soak through in less than an hour in a heavy rain. In addition, they seem a little delicate - the bottom of one is already fraying around the cleat opening (I use Shimano SPD road cleats), and I've only had them for a few months.

I was looking for a more aero and form-fitting alternative to my bulky but definitely waterproof Gore Tex booties. These work well on damp roads or in a light rain, but when it's really coming down - which it often is in Portland - I'm sticking with the Gore Tex clunkers. They may be bulky, but they are more effective in really wet conditions. Plus, they are more durable. I'll go with the sleeker Pearl Izumis in milder conditions.

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